Samsung 830's

mrkrad

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Yup just picked up a ton of these! not sure if the 840 pro will be as reliable. As long as you OP 20% these drives won't do the 10-20 second GC stutter. (no reads/writes during GC when pushed too hard and too hot).

Has anyone taken these apart to cool them down better? seems like they draw a ton of power and when they heat up too much they start to throttle themselves causing GC stutters. Causes all heck for some raid controllers.
 

Andreas

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Not sure where your GC stutter is coming from.

I am using 48 Samsung 830 128GB without any OP in my workstation and I would rate the load as I/O heavy. With complete writes (meaning a full disk), immediately deleting most of the files, rewriting again and again without any pause in between. I've had a few days where the avg. I/O rate stayed above 10 GByte/sec uninterrupted for the whole day - producing close to a petabyte transfers.

Have yet to see GC stutter with the samsung drives.

wrt to cooling:
I am using Sharkoon's 6bay enclosures in my workstations. They were the most dense I could find (and reasonable priced)
http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/1824

rgds,
Andy
 

awedio

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I grabbed 2

btw, your pricing was incorrect :) Correct price was $149 (jk, givin u a hard time

Patrick, thx for the link